Japanese apricot (Prunus mume), or Chinese plum is once again blooming here at the museum.
At about the same time last year I reported on this small tree coming into flower. At that time I didn’t know what it was. It’s obviously an early bloomer. And, as reported last year, it’s not a native species, originating in China. It’s been cultivated for some 1500 years around the world.
Our little tree is alongside the path just across from the east entrance to the Farm Yard.